1. Articles in category: Life Sciences

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    1. Springfield Central High School's $32 million science lab construction project set to begin this summer

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 19 2013)

      Springfield Central High School's $32 million science lab construction project set to begin this summer

      A $32 million science lab project is slated to begin this summer at Central High School as approved by the City Council and is expected to be completed within two years.  The council voted unanimously to approve the project this week, with the Massachusetts School Building Authority previously agreeing to reimburse up to $25.6 million – 80 percent – of eligible costs, officials said.

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      Mentions:   Springfield City Council   Springfield   Holyoke

    2. The EDC on the Road

      Explore From the EDC (Mar 14 2013)

      The EDC on the Road

      EDC Senior VP Mike Graney will represent western
      Massachusetts at several conferences and trade shows during 2013. Please
      contact Mike at 413-755-1300 or m.graney@westernmassedc.com
      if you want to discuss our Shared Service Center initiative, international
      business development opportunities or any other interest in western
      Massachusetts. Of course, we are always pleased to host companies and consultants
      in Springfield, too.

      April 14-16                 Consultants Forum FDI               St. Louis

      April 22-25               BIO International Convention     Chicago

      May 13-15                  Plastics in Medical Devices        Boston (Waltham)

      June 17-21                 Paris Air Show

      September 23-26    Adva Med                                     Washington

      November 20-22     Medica                                          Düsseldorf

      December 2-4 ...

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      Mentions:   Springfield   Michael Graney   Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts

    3. Editorial: State grants offer seeds for future development

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 5 2013)

      Editorial: State grants offer seeds for future development

      Much of the funding will go to the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, as part of a $1 billion investment over 10 years in the state’s life sciences industry. The grants also include $3.8 million to Holyoke Community College for the creation of a Center for Life Sciences there. That space will be devoted to training a new generation of workers for the pharmaceutical, and medical devices industry and the emerging field of bio-infomatics.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center   Holyoke Community College

    4. Gov. Deval Patrick announces life sciences funding at Holyoke Community College

      Explore masslive.com (Mar 1 2013)

      Gov. Deval Patrick announces life sciences funding at Holyoke Community College

      Gov. Deval L. Patrick announced Thursday during a visit to Holyoke Community College more than $9 million in grants for life sciences-related capital projects in Western Massachusetts.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center   Holyoke Community College

    5. Mary Walachy of Davis Foundation, Cheryl Stanley of Westfield State named to Massachusetts Board of Early Education and Care

      Explore masslive.com (Feb 20 2013)

      Mary Walachy of Davis Foundation, Cheryl Stanley of Westfield State named to Massachusetts Board of Early Education and Care

      Mary E. Walachy, the executive director of the Irene E. and George A. Davis Foundation, was appointed in November to the 11-member board which sets policies and oversees spending for the state Department of Early Education and Care.

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      Mentions:   Westfield State University   Springfield   Holyoke

    6. Holyoke high schools get $200,000 grant for robotics, marine biology equipment

      Explore masslive.com (Jan 9 2013)

      Dean Technical High School and Holyoke High School will share a $200,000 grant for science programs and equipment. The grant is from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, an agency in Waltham the state Legislature established in 2006 to promote such science.

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      Mentions:   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center   Holyoke

    7. Patrick signs bill requiring oral cancer drug coverage, over business groups' opposition

      Explore bizjournals (Jan 6 2013)

      Employer groups say they are faced with a burgeoning list of new mandates every year that threaten their ability to provide affordable health care to workers.
      The bill, first filed in 2009 by State Senator Stephen M. Brewer, is designed to mitigate the sometimes astronomical co-pays for newly-approved therapies.
      “The bottom line is that this bill is about keeping up with technology. Oral cancer therapies are the future of cancer treatment and most importantly they are not interchangeable with IV drugs,” Brewer said in a statement. “This new law will provide an additional level of comfort for patients as well ...

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Associated Industries of Massachusetts

    8. Smith Vocational in Northampton gets grant for new turning machines

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 31 2012)

      Smith Vocational in Northampton gets grant for new turning machines

      The horizon has expanded for Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School students in precision manufacturing jobs, thanks to a grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center. The quasi-public center chose Smith out of a pool of 35 applicants for the $100,000 grant, which will be used to purchase two turning machines that can be used to manufacture precision products for industries such as medicine and aerospace, where the standards for parts and tools are high.

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      Mentions:   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center   Northampton

    9. UMass officials celebrate opening of new science lab in Lederle Graduate Research Tower

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 11 2012)

      UMass officials celebrate opening of new science lab in Lederle Graduate Research Tower

      University of Massachusetts officials on Monday said new renovated laboratory space at the Lederle Graduate Research Tower will allow for better collaboration among researchers and ultimately better science.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst

    10. STCC, Smith College awarded $3 million grant to get children interested in engineering

      Explore masslive.com (Dec 6 2012)

      STCC, Smith College awarded $3 million grant to get children interested in engineering

      Springfield Technical Community College and Smith College have received a five-year $3 million grant to get children interested in engineering.

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      Mentions:   Smith College   Springfield   The Republican

    11. Bay State launches portal to find life science partners - Mass High Tech Business News

      Explore masshightech.com (Nov 28 2012)

      Bay State launches portal to find life science partners - Mass High Tech Business News

      The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) in Waltham launched a website portal this week aimed at forging partnerships between Massachusetts companies and life science companies in other countries.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

    12. Springfield officials propose $25 million-$30 million science lab addition at Central High School

      Explore masslive.com (Nov 28 2012)

      Springfield officials propose $25 million-$30 million science lab addition at Central High School

      The project, with an estimated price tag of $25 million to $30 million, is slated to include the science lab addition, renovations of the existing science lab classrooms for a mix of labs and regular classrooms, new equipment, technology and furnishings, and a new roof and new sprinkler system throughout the Central school building, said Rita L. Coppola-Wallace, the city’s director of capital asset construction.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    13. Encouraging students to go to college

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (Oct 26 2012)

      A college awareness initiative, called "College? YES!" will kick-off with a rally Friday morning on the steps of City Hall in Springfield.

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      Mentions:   Springfield

    14. Amarantus Biosciences Awarded Research Grant by Center of Excellence in

      Explore PR Newswire (Oct 17 2012)

      Amarantus BioSciences, Inc. (OTCQB: AMBS), a biotechnology company developing new treatments for brain-related disorders including Parkinson's disease and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) centered on its unique proprietary anti-apoptotic therapeutic protein known as MANF, today announced a Translational Research Grant award from the University of Massachusetts' Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute's Center of Excellence in Apoptosis Research (CEAR).  The Institute is a joint research venture of Baystate Medical Center and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Investigators will exploit publicly available genomics databases to identify potentially new therapeutic targets for MANF-based therapeutics, and then validate those hypotheses in cell-based laboratory ...

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Baystate Health   Springfield

    15. UMass Amherst to get new $85 million science building

      Explore masslive.com (Oct 2 2012)

      UMass Amherst to get new $85 million science building

      Gov. Deval L. Patrick on Tuesday announced the release of $607 million for capital investments in the University of Massachusetts system, including $85 million for a new state of the art physical science building on the UMass Amherst campus.

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      Mentions:   Governor Deval L. Patrick   University of Massachusetts   Edward F. Blaguszewski

    16. UMass to study Western Massachusetts life sciences industry thanks to $308000

      Explore masslive.com (Sep 26 2012)

      UMass to study Western Massachusetts life sciences industry thanks to $308000

      The University of Massachusetts Amherst will inventory all the biotechnology capabilities in Western Massachusetts – including the area’s precision manufacturers and the Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute in Springfield – with a $308,000 grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center   Baystate Health

    17. PVLSI Announces Licensing Agreement of Intellectual Property to Seahorse Bioscience, Inc. | Office of News & Media Relations | UMass Amherst

      Explore University of Massachusetts Amherst (Aug 21 2012)

      PVLSI Announces Licensing Agreement of Intellectual Property to Seahorse Bioscience, Inc. | Office of News & Media Relations | UMass Amherst

      Seahorse Biosciences has licensed a patent, titled “Methods, Compositions and Kits for Assaying Mitochondrial Function,” developed in the laboratory of Dr. Nagendra Yadava, the John Adams Investigator at the Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute (PVLSI) and Alejandro Heuck, an assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Massachusetts Technology Collaborative   Baystate Health

    18. H-1B visas rare in the Pioneer Valley, but are used to fund job training | masslive.com#incart_river_default

      Explore masslive.com (Jul 23 2012)

      H-1B visas rare in the Pioneer Valley, but are used to fund job training | masslive.com#incart_river_default

      Where Springfield shines is in taking advantage of the American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act funded by the visa requests, Ruiz said.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Regional Employment Board of Hampden County Inc.   Baystate Health

    19. Tax incentives for life science companies announced - Mass High Tech Business News

      Explore masshightech.com (Jul 23 2012)

      Companies have until Oct. 25 to submit applications, which can be be submitted online. Information sessions will be held over the summer in various locations for
      potential applicants, with dates and locations on the MLSC website.

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      Mentions:   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

    20. NSF Day at Holyoke Community College

      Explore nsf.gov (Jul 11 2012)

      National Science Foundation and Holyoke Community College will be holding a one-day workshop on Tuesday, July 17, 2012. The workshop will be specifically focused on NSF programs of interest to community colleges. We want to extend an invitation to you and to anyone else at your institution who would like to attend this workshop and learn more about the NSF and its programs.

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      Mentions:   Holyoke Community College   Holyoke

    21. Mass Life Sciences Center launches new accelerator - Mass High Tech Business News

      Explore masshightech.com (Jul 9 2012)

      Mass Life Sciences Center launches new accelerator - Mass High Tech Business News

      MLSC launched the program in 2009 as a way to help startup businesses who need
      working capital or funding to pay for capital assets. A loan of up to $1 million
      per company is provided, an increase from the maximum amount of $750,000 offered
      in the past.

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      Mentions:   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

    22. Officials praise economic-jobs bill

      Explore WWLP 22 News Springfield (Jul 2 2012)

      Officials praise economic-jobs bill

      The bill was authored by Chicopee representative Joe Wagner and passed the House of Representatives in May.  It proposes to invest $50 million in infrastructure improvement and another $10 million in workforce development. For every dollar of state investment toward innovation projects, the bill requires $3 dollars of federal or private investment.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Amherst   Chicopee

    23. Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray hails Microtest Laboratories in Agawam as example of growth in life science industry

      Explore masslive.com (Jun 15 2012)

      Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray hails Microtest Laboratories in Agawam as example of growth in life science industry

      Lt. Gov. Timothy P. Murray this week hailed Microtest Laboratories Inc. as an example of the growth that is possible for life science businesses in West Massachusetts after taking a tour of its facilities.  “What struck me is the potential for growth,” Murray said.

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      Mentions:   University of Massachusetts   Massachusetts Life Sciences Center   Holyoke Community College

    24. Marie Curie Actions - Boosting research careers - European Commission

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      Marie Curie Actions - Boosting research careers - European Commission

      The Marie Curie Actions are European research grants available to researchers regardless of their age, gender or nationality. In addition to generous fellowships, researchers have the possibility to gain experience abroad and in the private sector, and to complete their training with other competences or disciplines that may be useful for their careers. In this website you will learn more about those grants that promote excellence and innovation in Europe.

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